A care manager admitted to fraudulently withdrawing over £7,000 from the accounts of her elderly and mentally disabled customers.
Sherry Abrams, 46, of Rectors Gate, Retford, pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by abuse of position at Worksop Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14th August.
A manager director at a care home provider which specialises in support for pensioners with mental disabilities, Abrams withdrew a total of £7,917 from the bank accounts of her three victims.
Rod Chapman, prosecuting, told the court how Abrams was caught when a colleague noticed irregularities with the way residents’ money was being dealt with.
It was revealed Abrams was taking debit cards and using the money she withdrew to pay for beauty treatments and fuel for her car.
Chapman said that Abrams had also used money to pay for decorative items for the home of one of her customers, which was against her company’s policy.
He added: “When she was caught and interviewed, Abrams admitted to the thefts swiftly.”
“She said she intended to pay back the money, but suddenly found herself in a lot of financial difficulty.”
“She continued to take money out of the accounts and didn’t know when to stop. What makes this case so serious is the vulnerability of the victims and, of course, the clear breach of trust,” he added.